Destination Queenstown immediately on the job #RoyalVisitNZ

Dunedin scored a cute hug at the Airport. Don’t know if Dunedin or the Stadium got any new fans, globally — Hello, Dunedin? Are we a tourist destination or a comfy klutz. Where are our statistics? Don’t answer that. If only the industrious Hillside Workshops had still been open for a visit. Perhaps Cunliffe’s right (link).

Shotover Jet - Royal Whitewater []

”Web hits are one nice measure, but the bigger impact is the media coverage itself. It’s out there now. They visited us, they had a sensational visit, the weather was beautiful and sunny and they did a couple of iconic Queenstown activities, so now that’s just spreading around the world.” –Graham Budd, DQ

### ODT Online Tue, 15 Apr 2014
Queenstown Hews
Global interest rockets after royal visit
By James Beech
Global interest in Queenstown has rocketed following the visit to Amisfield Winery and Shotover Jet by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Sunday. The dividends in publicity generated by the media pack of 120 regional, national and international reporters are being counted by Destination Queenstown and Tourism New Zealand this week.
DQ chief executive Graham Budd said the number of visits to Queenstown’s official website gave the only immediate indication of the domestic and worldwide effect being achieved and more was expected.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Image: – Shotover Jet: Royal Whitewater


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6 responses to “Destination Queenstown immediately on the job #RoyalVisitNZ

  1. ”People think that they leave the town [Dunedin] and forget,” Mr Taylor said. ”But he [Prince William] just said to me at the table, ‘Dunedin, we had a great time’. He raved about it.”

    ### ODT Online Tue, 15 Apr 2014
    DVD on Christchurch rebuild a hit
    By John Lewis
    A DVD made in Dunedin, which shows the progress Christchurch is making following the 2011 earthquakes, has given the Duchess of Cambridge ”goose bumps”. The six-minute presentation was made by Animation Research Ltd and was the centrepiece of the lunch for William and Kate, during their Christchurch visit yesterday. It showed the resilience and strength of the Christchurch people helping with the rebuild, and aimed to help people understand the scale of the opportunities that lie ahead for the city.
    Read more + Video

  2. ### April 14, 2014 – 6:57pm
    Royal fever reaches high over weekend
    It may have been cold in the city over the weekend but Royal fever was at an all time high, as thousands of people turned out to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had a brief but busy itinerary in the city.


    ### April 14, 2014 – 7:03pm
    Royal Montage
    A montage of the Royal visit at the weekend.

  3. Anonymous

    The alternative being, “Dunedin, we had a really shitty time”. The Royals simply don’t say that. You don’t express negativity to your hosts. The naive, of course, believe it hook, line and sinker.

    • They would’ve had a better time if iD Fashion could’ve been built into their visit – the runway at the Railway Station is worth the experience, under twinkling blue lights.

  4. Peter

    I was expecting someone in DVML or on the ODT to ask Prince William,’So what do you think of OUR stadium?’
    Which would, of course, invite a predictable response! Maybe they didn’t after all! Progress.

  5. Growth? What sort? Unstymied unsightly sprawl didn’t need to happen at the lakes. QLDC always had the ability to limit sprawl and densify construction, and enjoy economic growth in a resort area; it failed on several fronts. Now we see the same property speculator tendencies (bite-size) edging in on the ‘arcadian’ Taieri — perpetrated by some of the same players who wrecked Wanaka district. But there are no Remarkables or alpine lakes at Mosgiel or Outram.

    ### ODT Online Tue, 22 Apr 2014
    Editorial: Wakatipu’s growing pains
    Rapid growth brings with it all sorts of problems, not the least of which are planning issues. Thus it is with Queenstown and the Wakatipu. […] It is little wonder some question the mantra of growth and the benefits of rapid development. But while it must be acknowledged these issues are not easy to resolve, the problems caused by expansion are far preferable to difficulties brought about by decline.
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